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Igbinedion varsity strengthens e-learning


Umah Muhammed
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The coronavirus pandemic has made many schools across Nigeria, including Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO), to strengthen e-learning offerings.

The institution’s online learning management system (OLMS) provides students a platform to interface with their lecturers.

Over 70 per cent of the students have enrolled on the OLMS and take lectures in modules.

Daily, lecturers upload their notes complete with reading list, course outline, assignments and seminar topics. Students, on their part, are expected to complete their assignments and send via the portal to the lecturers for grading, and result sent back to them.

Post-graduate students are not left out. They are expected to present seminars through the e- conferencing system which allows the accessors interface with students.

Arrangements are being made to enable students also defend their thesis through Zoom, a tele-conferencing software.

So far, the university has conducted continuous assessment tests (C.A.Ts) on the platform and the results were released last week of May.

From today, final year students are to begin their project defence virtually on the OLMS in line with the approved 2019/2020 Academic calendar.

Students are also gaining from the focus on e-learning with the establishment of a Microsoft academy in collaboration with Microsoft.  Through the academy, they would get opportunity to train for mikro Tik courses like Mikro Tik Certified Network Associate (MTCNA),  Mikro Tik  Certified Routine Engineer (MTCRE), Mikro Tik certified Wireless Engineer (MTCWE) among others.

The university founded by Chief Gabriel Igbinedion is headed by Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye as Vice-Chancellor.

Source:The Nation Newspaper

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